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post #31 of 37 Old 9th July 2016, 06:19 PM
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Sway Bar Warning 2 (Too)

As many of you know we have monitoring the sway bar and surrounding components carefully in the wake of the RD sway bars breaking on several members cars.

This is what we found in looking for an "unknown noise" .


The techs that originally installed the bar became short sighted in trying to quell the squeaking, that they forgot what matters, torq. spec. and some thread lock to keep the bolts from backing out.

The top bolt of the bar mounting clamp seats directly into the bracket welded on the sub-frame (no retaining nut).
We had to bend the clamp back into a "c position", bend the high pressure hose brackets back into place, regrease, remount the sway bar from end link to end link.


THANKFULLY the top bolt was sitting loose on top of the water platter when we removed it , or I would be SOL.


If ANYONE has serviced/replaced your sway bar or any related components, I highly recommend you keep a close eye on the mounts.




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Assuming they are all the same material/hardness and have the same wall thickness.
Is it safe to assume that the parts are all interchangeable?

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Yes and I have e61 front and rear for sale in the for sale section. It's a nice difference.
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Yes and I have e61 front and rear for sale in the for sale section. It's a nice difference.
So thats 29mm front and 20mm rear? Anything else needed? Use stock bushings right?
I have also been searching for a more robust link end to no end. You seen anything?

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I like Dinan's setup, but I wish they made a front bar that was adjustable. Their FRC is not adjustable.

RDsport sway bars seem to be the only option for a fully adjustable setup. I just can't justify spending the money on them when their quality seems to be hit or miss at best.
Right? Why they did not press the ends and drill another hole and make it so, is not rational.
Has anyone found upgraded end links/link ends?

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Has anyone used the Dinan Front Roll Control System, spacers to flex the stock bar? If so is there a noticeable difference?
I also wonder if the monoball upgrade is frowned upon with a car in warranty if independent inspection is ever required?
It appears the Dinan rear swaybar with adjustment points is the top choice in that category yes?

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I use the dinan system front and roll bar rear

It works well. The front plate bolts need to be really tight

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